Import and export RSS feeds in Internet Explorer

This information applies to Windows Internet Explorer 7 and Windows Internet Explorer 8.

You can export your list of RSS feeds from Internet Explorer to take the list to another computer or to use it in another program. Alternatively, you can import a list of RSS feeds from another program into Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer uses the standard OPML (Outline Processor Markup Language) file format, used by many RSS applications.

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To export RSS feeds from Internet Explorer 8

Follow these steps on the computer that you're exporting your feeds from.

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then clicking Internet Explorer.

  2. Click the Favorites button, click the arrow next to the Add to Favorites button, and then click Import and Export.

  3. In the Import/Export Settings dialog box, click Export to a file, and then click Next.

  4. Select the Feeds check box, and then click Next.

  5. By default, Internet Explorer creates a file called Feeds.opml in your Documents folder. If you want to use a name other than Feeds.opml or to store the exported feeds in a folder other than Documents, specify the new file and folder name.

  6. Click Export. If you already have a file by the same name, Internet Explorer will ask you to replace it. Click Yes if you want replace the file or click No and type in a new file name.

  7. Click Finish.

Note

  • If the folder you select cannot be written to, such as another user's Documents folder, the export will fail. Retry exporting with another folder.

To import RSS feeds into Internet Explorer 8

Follow these steps on the computer that you want to import your feeds to.

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then clicking Internet Explorer.

  2. Click the Favorites button, click the arrow next to the Add to Favorites button, and then click Import and Export.

  3. In the Import/Export Settings dialog box, click Import from a file, and then click Next.

  4. Select the Feeds check box, and then click Next.

  5. By default, Internet Explorer imports from a file called Feeds.opml in your Documents folder, but you can tell it to import feeds that are saved under another name. Click Browse and select a file, or type a location and file name to import, or click Next to accept the default.

  6. Select the folder where you to want place the imported feeds, and then click Import.

  7. Click Finish.

To export RSS feeds from Internet Explorer 7

Follow these steps on the computer that you're exporting your feeds from.

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then clicking Internet Explorer.

  2. Click the Add to Favorites button Picture of the Add to Favorites button, and then click Import and Export.
  3. In the Import/Export Wizard, click Next.

  4. Click Export Feeds, and then click Next.

  5. By default, Internet Explorer creates a file called Feeds.opml in your Documents folder. If you want to use a name other than Feeds.opml or to store the exported feeds in a folder other than Documents, specify the new file and folder name.

  6. Click Next. If you already have a file by the same name, Internet Explorer will ask you to replace it. Click Yes if you want replace the file or click No and type in a new file name.

  7. Click Finish.

To import RSS feeds into Internet Explorer 7

Follow these steps on the computer that you want to import your feeds to.

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then clicking Internet Explorer.

  2. Click the Add to Favorites button Picture of the Add to Favorites button, and then click Import and Export.
  3. In the Import/Export Wizard, click Next.

  4. Click Import Feeds, and then click Next.

  5. By default, Internet Explorer imports from a file called Feeds.opml in your Documents folder, but you can tell it to import feeds that are saved under another name. Click Browse and select a file, or type a location and file name to import, or click Next to accept the default.

  6. Select the folder where you want place the imported feeds, and then click Next.

  7. Click Finish.